It is an interactive short film that appears as part of the Google Spotlight Stories, for VR and mobile, which tells the story of an old sailor adrift in the North Atlantic.
Director John Kahrs, who received an oscar for best animated short film for Paperman, takes the leap into immersive storytelling with Age of Sail, an interactive 12-minute short film that tells the story of an old sailor, William Avery, and his encounter on the high seas with a mysterious young woman, Lara, who will test more than his patience as he tries to give his life a final purpose.
The film comes from part of the project Google Spotlight Stories, aimed at promoting the creation of content for this new medium. On this occasion, the experience will allow us to look around the scene, which should occur in the middle of the ocean in the early TWENTIETH century, for which we have developed an audio engine that will deliver a sense of presence through a binaural recording for the dialogues, which will react to every movement of our view with regard to the source of the sound, in addition to recreate with great realism the alterations that suffers sound in different environmental circumstances.
Age of Sail is available on the Google Spotlight Stories app to Daydream, and on Steam compatible with Live and Rift completely free of charge. Although it does not have dialogues or subtitles in Spanish.